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Shamus Culhane (1908–1996)

James "Shamus" Culhane was the only animator to work on all of the first four animated feature-length Walt Disney cartoons. In a career that spanned six decades, he worked for 18 cartoon studios, including his own. In the mid-'0s his early hand-drawn animation was combined with computer animation for Disney films, including Aladdin (1992), The ... See full bio »

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 2014 Woodpecker and Friends: Holiday Favorites (Video) (original material)
 1982 Walter, Woody and the World of Animation (Documentary short) (original material)
 1982 Woody Woodpecker and His Friends (Video documentary) (original material)
 1980 Last of the Red-Hot Dragons (TV Movie)
 1977 King of the Beasts (TV Movie)
 1976 Noah's Animals (TV Movie)
 1970 The Night the Animals Talked (TV Short)
 1967 The Opera Caper (Short)
 1967 From Orbit to Obit (Short)
 1967 Robin Hoodwinked (Short)
 1967 Halt, Who Grows There? (Short)
 1967 The Plumber (Short)
 1967 The Squaw Path (Short)
 1967/I The Trip (Short)
 1967 My Daddy the Astronaut (Short)
 1967 Think or Sink (Short)
 1967 The Blacksheep Blacksmith (Short)
 1967 The Space Squid (Short)
 1966 Geronimo and Son (Short)
 1966 Mighty Thor (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Thunder in the Netherworld (1966) ... (1966)
- Trial of the Gods (1966) ... (1966)
- The Tomorrow Man (1966) ... (1966)
- The Mysterious Mister Hyde (1966) ... (1966)
- The Grey Gargoyle (1966) ... (1966)
 1966 Two by Two (Short) (uncredited)
 1966 A Wedding Knight (Short)
 1966 Potions and Notions (Short)
 1966 Throne for a Loss (Short)
 1966 A Balmy Knight (Short)
 1966 The Defiant Giant (Short)
 1966 I Want My Mummy (Short)
 1957 The Big Fun Carnival (archive footage)
 1956 Showdown at Ulcer Gulch (Short)
 1946 Fair Weather Fiends (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1946 The Reckless Driver (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1946 Who's Cookin Who? (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1946 Mousie Come Home (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1945 The G.I. Bill of Rights (Short)
 1945 The Loose Nut (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1945 The Dippy Diplomat (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1945 Woody Dines Out (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1945 Chew-Chew Baby (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1945 The Pied Piper of Basin Street (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1944 Lend Lease (Short)
 1944 The Painter and the Pointer (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1944 Ski for Two (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1944 The Beach Nut (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1944 Abou Ben Boogie (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1944 Fish Fry (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1944 Jungle Jive (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1944 The Barber of Seville (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1944 The Greatest Man in Siam (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1943 Meatless Tuesday (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1943 Boogie Woogie Man Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out (Short) (as James Culhane)
 1943 Take Heed Mr. Tojo (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 Pass the Biscuits Mirandy! (Short) (uncredited)
 1941 Mr. Bug Goes to Town (uncredited)
 1941 Sneak, Snoop and Snitch in Triple Trouble (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1941 Two for the Zoo (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1940 Popeye Meets William Tell (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1940 The Dandy Lion (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1940 Way Back When a Razzberry Was a Fruit (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1940 A Kick in Time (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1936 Ali Baba (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1935 The Three Bears (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1935 Summertime (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1935 The Foxy Terrier (Short)
 1935 The Merry Kittens (Short)
 1935 Mary's Little Lamb (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1935 Old Mother Hubbard (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1935 Little Black Sambo (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1934 Jack Frost (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1934 The King's Tailor (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1934 The Headless Horseman (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1934 Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1934 The Queen of Hearts (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1934 Puss in Boots (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1934 The Brave Tin Soldier (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1934 The Little Red Hen (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1933 Jack and the Beanstalk (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1932 Just a Gigolo (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1932 Down Among the Sugar Cane (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1932 Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1932 Shine on Harvest Moon (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1932 Chess-Nuts (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1932 Just One More Chance (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1932 Crazy-Town (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1932 Show Me the Way to Go Home (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1931 Minding the Baby (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1931 The Herring Murder Case (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1931 Alexander's Ragtime Band (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1931 In My Merry Oldsmobile (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1931 The Cow's Husband (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1930 In the Good Old Summer Time (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
 1926 Dinky Doodle in the Army (Short) (animation director - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

James H. Culhane | James Culhane | Jimmie Culhane | Jimmy Culhane

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